Shark Bites

Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) practiced in full all week and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s dream matchup against the Cardinals’ league-worst TE defense.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll get back to his workhorse role in Sunday’s plus matchup against the Cardinals.

ESPN's Jordan Raanan hears that Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) won't play against the Cardinals on Sunday and is "uncertain" for Week 8. It's not a surprise after Shepard suffered a pair of concussions in a 1-month span. Golden Tate, Darius Slayton and Cody Latimer will again operate as New York's top 3 WRs on Sunday.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) remained limited in Wednesday's practice. He still has multiple stages of the protocol to pass through after sustaining his 2nd concussion of the season back in Week 5. Don't bank on Shepard playing against the Cardinals on Sunday.

Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) put in a full practice on Wednesday. So it looks like he'll return just in time for this weekend's dream spot against the Cardinals' long-gone TE defense.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was a full-go in practice on Wednesday. That puts him on track to return for this weekend's game against the Cardinals -- and return to RB1 territory in our rankings.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) is out for Thursday night's game against the Patriots. He might be looking at an extended absence after sustaining 2 concussions in the span of a month. It'll be Golden Tate, Darius Slayton and Cody Latimer as New York's top 3 WRs tomorrow. QB Daniel Jones has no shot.

Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) is out for Thursday night's game against the Patriots. He's reportedly dealing with a minor MCL sprain and has a shot to return for Week 7. Engram's absence leaves Rhett Ellison as New York's top TE. Hopefully you can do better in your fantasy lineup.

Giants RBs Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Wayne Gallman (concussion) are out for Thursday night's game against the Patriots. Barkley seemingly has a shot to return for Week 7. It'll be Jon Hilliman and Elijhaa Penny in New York's backfield tomorrow. Hilliman figures to tally 12-15 touches but isn't an attractive fantasy play vs. New England's 2nd-ranked RB defense.

Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) was listed as a limited participant in Tuesday's practice. ESPN's Adam Schefter called Engram "unlikely" to play against the Patriots on Thursday night, but it looks like the team isn't ruling him out quite yet. We'll get another update on Engram tomorrow.

Giants LB Alec Ogletree put in a full practice Tuesday, his 1st since suffering a hamstring injury in the 1st half of the Week 3 win at Tampa Bay. We'll see about Ogletree's status when the game reports come out Wednesday, but the veteran seems to be on track for Thursday night's clash with the Patriots.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is "unlikely" to play against the Patriots on Thursday night. He's made a bunch of progress in his rehab, but he's still only 2-and-a-half weeks removed from what's usually a 4+ week injury. We're betting on Barkley returning for Week 7 against the Cardinals. With RB Wayne Gallman (concussion) also expected to miss the Patriots game, the G-Men are down to undrafted rookie RB Jon Hilliman. He has a shot to see ~15 touches on Thursday night but still isn't a recommended fantasy play in this matchup.

ESPN's Adam Schefter says there's "a real chance" that Giants TE Evan Engram won't be able to play against the Patriots on Thursday night. Engram is dealing with a sprained MCL. That he hasn't yet been publicly ruled out indicates this may not be too serious an injury -- i.e. beyond Week 6 -- but make sure you plan for an Engram replacement as your league runs waivers this week.

The Giants listed RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) as "limited" on their projected practice report Monday. (The team didn't actually practice.) Barkley got back on the field last week and looked good in the limited video we saw. He seems to have a real shot to return for Thursday night's game against the Patriots. We'll get another update tomorrow.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard is in the concussion protocol. The Athletic's Dan Duggan reports that Shepard displayed concussion symptoms to the team's medical staff Monday morning. This is Shepard's 2nd concussion of the season and almost certainly knocks him out for at least Thursday night's game against the Patriots. Shepard's absence could mean a target boost for Golden Tate. He'll join Darius Slayton and Cody Latimer as the team's top 3 wideouts for at least Week 6. Plan as though you'll miss Shepard for Week 7 as well, given the 2 concussions in such close proximity.

Giants RB Wayne Gallman exited in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Vikings to get checked for a concussion. We'll update his status when we learn more. Gallman's absence would leave Jon Hilliman as New York's lead back.

Update: Gallman has a concussion and is done for the day.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that there's a "realistic chance" Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) returns for Thursday night's game against the Patriots. Barkley, just 2 weeks removed from his high-ankle sprain, got back on the practice field this week and was listed as a limited participant on Friday. "At the very least, he will be good in Week 7 against the Cardinals," Rapoport adds.

The Giants have ruled ILBs Alec Ogletree (hamstring) and Tae Davis (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. That leaves David Mayo as the top guy inside. We've moved Mayo up the LB rankings. But the situation at LB also helps the tackle outlook for Giants safeties Jabrill Peppers and Antoine Bethea.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He drew headlines this week for running and even doing some light cutting on the field, but Barkley never had a realistic shot to play this weekend. We'd still consider him doubtful for next Thursday night's game against the Patriots but will continue to monitor him closely. Wayne Gallman gets another game as New York's lead back this Sunday.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was on the practice field on Wednesday. "Light running, change of direction. Looks very good, like himself," insider Art Stapleton tweeted. "Not practicing, but promising sign in quest to obliterate 4-8 week timetable for high ankle sprain." Barkley won't play against the Vikings this weekend, but it does seem like he's ahead of schedule in his rehab. We'll continue to monitor his progress.

 
 
 

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